Lauren is the wife of a police officer, an ex-corrections officer, a trauma navigator, a personal development lover, a public speaker, a Transformation Weekend Master Trainer and an Achievement Club leader. Lauren is a mom, a multi-business owner and event production manager for individuals like Rachel Hollis and Tony Robbins.
Lauren has recognized through her personal first responder journey that there are resources, courses, workshops and retreats for First Responders but we fall short when it comes to supporting the spouse and the family!
Lauren believes that it is imperative that services support their members in all aspects of life because the career of a First Responder offers unique lifestyle, dynamic stressors and increased instability. Lauren struggled with trauma as a result of her career in corrections. As she attempted to navigate it on her own - she turned to substances to numb the pain, distracted herself by staying so busy that the feelings and emotions had no way to surface in the chaos, and distances herself from the people that loved her the most. During this time, Lauren husband was not a police officer - and had no idea how to handle Lauren and the things that she battling. Ill equipped to deal with all of it, he just let her spiral out of control. He continued to be a safe place for her to land, but was unsure of how to support her through this time.
When the roles changed hands Lauren made it a mission to get better, find more resources, seek out support, read books, talk about her experience - and through all of that Lauren has connected in the First Responder world in a huge way. The one thing that gets asked all the time - is how do I get my spouse to understand? Sometimes is not about understanding but approaching the issues with compassion and awareness.
As the wife of a police officer, I recognize how important it is to have a village of support, goals, fun and information to make the unique lifestyle work for you and your family! Lauren wants to be the person that supports, loves and creates community that others can lean on!
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